Tsunami Aid: U of G Students Can Make A Difference

Thursday, January 20, 2005

  • a candlelight vigil in Indonesia

    a candlelight vigil in Indonesia

Written by Adam Nanjee (Contest Entry)


As the disaster in Asia keeps unfolding, many of us here in Canada have been
generously donating to the Red Cross, UNICEF and other aid organizations that
are now on the ground in the affected countries. Although it is hard for many
students to donate money because of the rising costs of tuition and living, I
still feel that the students at the U of G can make a difference.

I believe that through awareness and small donations, the students and the U of G can help and touch the lives of many of the people in Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Sri Lanka. We can support many groups involved in the University, such as the Save the Children Club, Indian Students Association, and the Tamil Students Association.

If every student was to donate one dollar, that is potentially fifteen thousand dollars that we can send to the tsunami stricken countries. The federal government will match any donation, dollar for dollar, which means our donation could surpass thirty thousand dollars. So I encourage all the students at the University to help the hundreds of thousands of people that have been affected by this disaster.


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